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422                                          INDIGENOUS TREES.

BABUYAN, Melia Azedarach, a small free, which for a few weeks In the spring
presents a handsome appearance with its large clusters of lilac flowers, but
for the greater part of the year it is leafless and ragged-looking, with
bunches of dry yellow fruit.

BAB, for Sanskrit rate, Ficus Bengalensis, the Banyan tree.

BARHA, for Sanskrit varana. Oratoeva religiosa. Flowers and puts forth new
leaves in April, when its large cream-coloured blossoms give it a handsome

BEL, for Sanskrit rz'Zua, .ZEgle marmelos. The pulp of the fruit is used for
making sherbet ; also to mis with mortar. The leaves are sacred to Mah4dev.

BEE, for Sanskrit badara; Zizyphus jujuba; cultivated for its fruit.

CHHOKKAR, Prosopis spicigera ; very common throughout the district ; occasion-
ally grows to quite a large tree, as in the Dohani Kund at ChaksauK, It is
used for religious worship at the festival of the Dasahara, and considered
sacred to Siva. The pods (called sangii}&TQ much used for fodder. Probably
cMonkar and sangri, which latter is in some parts of India the name of the-
tree as well as of the pod, are both dialectical corruptions of the Sanskrit
mnkara, a name of Siva ; for the palatal and sibilant are frequently inter-

BH^K, for Sanskrit dagdha, 'on fire,' with   reference to its  bright flame-

coloured flowers ; Butea frondosa.
BHO, for Sanskrit dhava, covers the whole of the Barsana hill; is apparently

the Anogeissns pendula or myrtifolia.   A small tree, nearly bare of leaves

all through the dry season.
DTJNGAL, another name for tiie Pilu.

Tamarix articulate, a graceful tree of rapid grawth, readily propagated

from cuttings.

Cordia BofM, a small tree.   The fruit, a berry with a yellow, gelatinous,
pellucid pulp, is edible, but insipid.   The viscidity of the fruit gives its
name to the tree (from gond,  gum*}.
GtfLAB, Ficus glomerata, a large tree, the wood of which is specially used for
well frames, as it is all the more durable for being in. water. Its fruit grows
in clmters on the branches and trunk; whence probably the vernacular
name (from $ola a 'balT) ; the same peculiarity has suggested its botanical
epiihetj, glomerata.
Qurau, a small scraggy shrub at Charan Pahar, Barsaaa and elsewhere,
apparently a species of Grewia.